Estranged Yes frontman Jon Anderson has told Billboard Magazine that he will attend and perform at the ceremony with current Yes members (Steve Howe, Alan White) and Yes alumni (Rick Wakeman, Tony Kaye, Bill Bruford).
"We're definitely connected," Anderson todl Billboard. "It's a family. There's always animosity. People that you love you don't always like, and there's always going to be that. But when you're celebrating who you truly are, you forget about all that and just get on with meeting each other and seeing each other, and it's just one of those things. It's not a problem; We'll just get together and have fun. Music is a healing force on every level."
Bassist Chris Squire, who passed away in 2015 will be represented at the ceremony by his wife. It was rumored that Geddy Lee of Rush will take Squire's place on stage when the band performs but that has not been confirmed.
"Chris is going to be there in spirit," Anderson says. "He always believed that we should have been in the Hall of Fame 10, 29 years ago. It wasn't high on my agenda; 'It happens when it happens' was my mantra. But we know Chris will be there in spirit, in energy. I loved the guy very much. Without him I wouldn't be here, that's for sure.....And I can't believe it's nearly 50 years ago when me and Chris started the band. You think you're gonna be together two, three years maybe, if you're lucky, and here we are. Yes' music is still surviving."